This Jazz Man

This Jazz Man Author Karen Ehrhardt
ISBN-10 0547545746
Release 2006-11-01
Pages 32
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In this toe-tapping jazz tribute, the traditional "This Old Man" gets a swinging makeover, and some of the era's best musicians take center stage. The tuneful text and vibrant illustrations bop, slide, and shimmy across the page as Satchmo plays one, Bojangles plays two . . . right on down the line to Charles Mingus, who plays nine, plucking strings that sound "divine." Easy on the ear and the eye, this playful introduction to nine jazz giants will teach children to count--and will give them every reason to get up and dance! Includes a brief biography of each musician.

The Jazz Man

The Jazz Man Author Mary Hays Weik
ISBN-10 9780689717673
Release 1993-10-31
Pages 48
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Nine-year-old Zeke, who lives in Harlem, listens to the wonderful music coming from the jazz musician's piano across the court and escapes for a while from the harsh realities that worry him.

Books in Motion

Books in Motion Author Julie Dietzel-Glair
ISBN-10 9781555708108
Release 2013
Pages 224
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Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glair’s easy-to-use resource. Demonstrating exactly how to use children’s books to engage preschool-age children through movement, it’s loaded with storytimes that will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, or even flying around the room like an airplane. Presenting hundreds of ideas, this all-in-one book is divided into six sections: “Art” spotlights titles that are natural hooks for art or craft activities alongside ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story, while an appendix includes art patterns that can be used as coloring sheets; “Games” includes searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games to enhance the books in this section; “Movement” features books that kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch with; “Music” chooses books perfect for activities like shaking a maraca, singing, dancing between the pages, and creating new sound effects; “Playacting” lets kids pretend along with the characters in these books, whether it’s washing their face, swimming with fish, or hunting a lion; “Props” encourages storytime leaders to bring out their puppets, flannelboard pieces, and scarves—these books have enough props for everyone in the program to have a part. Each chapter includes as much instruction as possible for a wide range of motions. Pick and choose the amount of movement that is right for your storytime crowd, or do it all!


Jazzman Author Yolonda Pikemuccini
ISBN-10 9781426921063
Release 2010-03
Pages 56
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Robert Louis Marshall was a Bailiff for the Seattle court system and worked under a traffic court judge, Judge Roy McGiff at The Specialty Service Bureau in Seattle, Washington. Robert adopted his own children secretly and he had affairs with prostitutes, and various street women. He owned his own business (an unemployment office) and was a self-made millionaire. But most important, he was a superb jazz musician playing the bass fiddle. He also owned a night club for young adults called the House of Entertainment. He was a U.S. Naval band leader in the 1940s, he put together his own musical group, the Bob Marshall Sextet and, last but not least, he was the President of the Black Musicians Union (The Blue Notes). Life was tough in Seattle, Washington, in the 1940s, the way of life consisted of post- Great Depression woes. The Civil Rights movement had not quite begun but racial segregation was the indicator that it would happen sooner rather than later. For one particular man, a jazzman, his dreams were so big perhaps most men may have found them to be mere fantasy. Robert Louis Marshall possessed such dreams. Jazzman is the story of his amazing life!

ART Why I Stuck With a Junkie Jazzman

ART  Why I Stuck With a Junkie Jazzman Author Laurie Pepper
ISBN-10 9781483530758
Release 2013-11-21
Pages 359
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He really believed his life was over, so Art Pepper told his sexy, sordid, and exciting true adventure stories to me and I put them in a book. I quizzed him (and those who knew him) unrelentingly over seven years, editing and structuring a narrative to which I dedicated all my energy. “Straight Life” by Art and Laurie Pepper was published in 1979. It was critical success and remains a classic of its kind, the subject of college literary and music studies. It also brought Art to the world’s attention. I went on to marry him and manage his triumphant return to recording and performing, and we toured the globe with his band. “Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman” was the headline some editor gave a newspaper interview I did while the band was in Australia in 1981. I’ve now stolen that that perfect title for my memoir. “ART: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman” (APMCorp), describes my marriage to the deeply troubled, drug-addicted, madly gifted artist. That marriage was the making of me. Some people go to grad school or join the Marines. I married a genius who valued and inspired me and challenged me to use MY gifts. We had a difficult, powerful partnership. I had to tell that story. I also needed to set the record straight and clarify my role: People think I was some kind of little wifey-saint who rescued him. And Art encouraged them in that. But he knew how truly crazy I could be. We rescued each other. “ART” has been described by reviewers as a page-turner, a powerful and redemptive love-story, brutally honest, plumbing the depths and reaching the heights, tragical, comical, and sometimes sublime. It shows how two far-from-perfect people helped each other to live life on its own terms, managing not just to endure but to prevail.

The Great Hall

The Great Hall Author James A. Terry
ISBN-10 9781493190171
Release 2014-04-21
Pages 84
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Lincoln Parker, a young hubristic rising jazz star, is killed in the middle of a live jazz concert. He is given a second chance to redeem his lost soul in the Great Hall. In the Great Hall, Lincoln encounters a diverse group of people. Each person has been granted an opportunity to reverse their fate and save their soul. Each condemned soul attempts to explain or to justify why they had lost their soul. Daily a mysterious person would appear and he would announce who had been selected for a final judgment. Unable to determine who had been selected, this mysterious person only indicated which souls were chosen for final judgement.


Doc Author Frank Adams
ISBN-10 9780817317805
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 267
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Doc is the autobiography of jazz elder statesman Frank “Doc” Adams, highlighting his role in Birmingham, Alabama’s, historic jazz scene and tracing his personal adventure that parallels, in many ways, the story and spirit of jazz itself. Doc tells the story of an accomplished jazz master, from his musical apprenticeship under John T. “Fess” Whatley and his time touring with Sun Ra and Duke Ellington to his own inspiring work as an educator and bandleader. Central to this narrative is the often-overlooked story of Birmingham’s unique jazz tradition and community. From the very beginnings of jazz, Birmingham was home to an active network of jazz practitioners and a remarkable system of jazz apprenticeship rooted in the city’s segregated schools. Birmingham musicians spread across the country to populate the sidelines of the nation’s bestknown bands. Local musicians, like Erskine Hawkins and members of his celebrated orchestra, returned home heroes. Frank “Doc” Adams explores, through first-hand experience, the history of this community, introducing readers to a large and colorful cast of characters— including “Fess” Whatley, the legendary “maker of musicians” who trained legions of Birmingham players and made a significant mark on the larger history of jazz. Adams’s interactions with the young Sun Ra, meanwhile, reveal life-changing lessons from one of American music’s most innovative personalities. Along the way, Adams reflects on his notable family, including his father, Oscar, editor of the Birmingham Reporter and an outspoken civic leader in the African American community, and Adams’s brother, Oscar Jr., who would become Alabama’s first black supreme court justice. Adams’s story offers a valuable window into the world of Birmingham’s black middle class in the days before the civil rights movement and integration. Throughout, Adams demonstrates the ways in which jazz professionalism became a source of pride within this community, and he offers his thoughts on the continued relevance of jazz education in the twenty-first century.

Jazz Man s Journey

Jazz Man s Journey Author D. Antoinette Handy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048549250
Release 1999
Pages 91
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Jazz Man's Journey shares the story of acclaimed musician Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr., visually charting his rise from his New Orleans roots to the international music world.

Some Jazz Friends

Some Jazz Friends Author Jim Goggin
ISBN-10 9781425109301
Release 2006
Pages 192
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This is another book in a series of jazz scrapbooks that gives recognition to musicians who should not be forgotten and were personally known to the author. Browse the first book in the seires: Some Jazz Friends .

Talking Jazz

Talking Jazz Author Till Brönner
ISBN-10 9783462301175
Release 2010-10-05
Pages 208
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Der Jazz ist wieder da Als im Jahr 2004 die CD »That Summer« des deutschen Jazz-Trompeters Till Brönner erschien, geschah ein kleines Wunder: Zum ersten Mal seit über 20 Jahren tauchte ein Jazz-Album unter den TOP 20 der deutschen Verkaufscharts auf.Seitdem hat Till Brönner durch seine Musik nachhaltig zu einer Renaissance des Jazz in Deutschland beigetragen. Seine musikalischen Aktivitäten sind dabei so vielfältig und unkonventionell, dass er zu einer der herausragenden Figuren der internationalen Musikszene geworden ist: Seit seinem Debüt-Album »Generations of Jazz« 1993 bis zu »Oceana« 2006 wurde er zum beliebtesten deutschen Jazz-Musiker, mit »Rio« eroberte er für sich die brasilianische Bossa Nova. Er produzierte Alben für Hildegard Knef, Manfred Krug, Thomas Quasthoff und die No Angels, er spielte zusammen mit Jazzgrößen wie Dave Brubeck und Natalie Cole, aber auch mit Carla Bruni, Sérgio Mendes, Udo Lindenberg, Annie Lennox oder den 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philhar­moniker.Doch neben dem Musiker gibt es den Lehrer und Musikforscher Till Brönner, der als Dozent Jazz unterrichtet, regelmäßig »Talkin’ Jazz«-Veranstaltungen durchführt und gerade Professor an der Dresdner Musikhochschule geworden ist. In seinem Buch »Talking Jazz« erzählt Till Brönner von diesen beiden Seiten seines außergewöhnlichen Lebens: von seinem eigenen Weg als Jazzmusiker – und von seinem Blick auf die Musik ganz allgemein, auf die Welt des Jazz in der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, auf die Berührungen des Jazz mit Rock, Pop, traditioneller und klassischer Musik.

Black World Negro Digest

Black World Negro Digest Author
Release 1963-11
Pages 96
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Founded in 1943, Negro Digest (later “Black World”) was the publication that launched Johnson Publishing. During the most turbulent years of the civil rights movement, Negro Digest/Black World served as a critical vehicle for political thought for supporters of the movement.

George Lewis

George Lewis Author Tom Bethell
ISBN-10 UOM:39015007946539
Release 1977
Pages 387
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George Lewis has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from George Lewis also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full George Lewis book for free.

Pee Wee Russell

Pee Wee Russell Author Robert Hilbert
ISBN-10 0195074033
Release 1993
Pages 300
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A biography of the jazz clarinetist chronicles his fifty-year career, his friendship with Bix Beiderbecke, his career success, the development of his style, his alcoholism, and his work with Thelonious Monk and Gerry Mulligan

Das Jazzbuch

Das Jazzbuch Author Joachim-Ernst Berendt
ISBN-10 9783104000060
Release 2009-10-05
Pages 944
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Von New Orleans bis ins 21. Jahrhundert - das vollständig überarbeitete Standardwerk über den Jazz von den Anfängen über den Dixieland, Bebop, Free Jazz zum Neoklassizismus und postmodernen Jazz der neunziger Jahre, mit Porträts von Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Wynton Marsalis u.v.a. bis John Zorn.

Nor Shall Diamond Die American Studies in Honor of Javier Coy

Nor Shall Diamond Die  American Studies in Honor of Javier Coy Author Carme Manuel
ISBN-10 8437055318
Release 2003
Pages 400
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Homenaje a Javier Coy, catedrático jubilado del Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana de la Universitat de València de 1990 a 2000, y uno de los primeros investigadores en introducir los estudios norteamericanos. Se recogen 50 artículos de especialistas en este campo, que reflejan el estado de los estudios sobre la cultura y literatura de los Estados Unidos contemporáneos.

Texan Jazz

Texan Jazz Author Dave Oliphant
ISBN-10 0292760450
Release 1996
Pages 481
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While Texans Jazz includes Anglo Texan and Latino Texan musicians, its great strength is its record of the historic contributions to jazz made by African-American Texans.

The Autobiography of Pops Foster

The Autobiography of Pops Foster Author Pops Foster
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057511720
Release 2005
Pages 212
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The first famous double-bass stylist in jazz, George Murphy "Pops" Foster enjoyed a career that spanned gigs with greats from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. This autobiography, first published in 1971 and now reissued with a generous collection of rare photographs, was created from 70 hours of interviews with this beloved and influential musician. Foster recounts his seven-decade career with uncanny attention to detail and charming candor, providing an uncensored look at the society in which jazz developed and breathing life into legends such as Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, and Sidney Bechet. As he takes us on his journey from plantation to riverboat, New Orleans to New York City, Foster paints an indelible panorama of the jazzman's life while setting the record straight on many crucial points of jazz history.